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  • January 22, 2015

    — by Frank Lewis
    On Thursday, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), as well as Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-OH-02), urged Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Shaun Donovan to fully fund decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) operations at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon. In a letter to Donovan, the... Read More
  • January 21, 2015

    On the morning of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland, called for the expansion of the earned income tax credit (EITC) to childless low-income workers. “We should be helping them out of poverty, not punishing them with another tax bill,” Brown told reporters Tuesday. EITC is a tax... Read More
  • January 19, 2015

    WASHINGTON, DC (WSPD) -- With millions of Americans turning to payday loans to make ends meet, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is pushing a plan to provide short-term cash advances through their employers using the Earned Income Tax Credit instead of turning to the high interest rate loans. "There are more payday lending stores in our country than there... Read More
  • January 19, 2015

    — by Frank Lewis
    In February, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) will travel alongside U.S. Representative John Lewis – who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and later stood next to him for Dr. King’s, “I Have a Dream Speech” – to Selma for a commemoration of the 50 year anniversary of Dr. King’s historical march from Selma... Read More
  • January 19, 2015

    TOLEDO— U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined federal agriculture officials in Toledo on Friday, January 16, to highlight a historic investment in the Western Lake Erie Basin. The funding is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) – which Brown helped establish... Read More
  • December 09, 2014

    Members of Congress are currently debating a bill that would extend expired tax breaks for both individuals an dbusinesses, but one Ohio senator is concerned that the deal could leave out credits that benefit working famillies.   To read the full article, click the link below. Read More
  • December 09, 2014

    — by Senator Sherrod Brown
    Everyone knows that Ohio is home to the "Three Cs," representing our largest cities. In them, and across Ohio, we have world-class health facilities, top educational and cultural institutions, and innovative businesses. That's why another "C" is particularly alarming. That's the grade the March of Dimes gave to Ohio last... Read More
  • December 09, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 9, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced $26,976 in federal funding to provide rental assistance and clinical services for homeless veterans in Toledo as part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) voucher... Read More
  • December 09, 2014

    — by Jennifer Jordan
    WASHINGTON, DC- The parents of a LaGrange teen who died of a caffeine overdose are putting pressure on the FDA to ban the sale of powdered caffeine. Logan Stiner, a Keystone High School senior, died on May 27, just three days before graduation. The medical examiner said the 18-year-old had a toxic level of caffeine in his blood, causing cardiac... Read More
  • December 09, 2014

    — by Stephen Koff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Sherrod Brown will meet today with families of two young men who died after overdosing on powdered caffeine, then will present a petition from the families and others to the federal government asking for the bulk powdered stimulant to be banned for retail sale. The family of Logan Stiner, an 18-year-old from LaGrange,... Read More
  • December 08, 2014

    Homeless veterans can get rental assistance through $52,114 designated for Lorain. On Dec. 8, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announced the money coming from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing, or HUD-VASH, voucher program.  The money will provide rental assistance in partnership with the Lorain... Read More
  • December 08, 2014

    — by Anne Saker
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center got a federal grant last week of $1.39 million through the Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program – the legislative baby of Sen. Sherrod Brown. The Ohio Democrat announced the grant last week: "This is excellent news for Cincinnati families and their children.... Read More
  • December 07, 2014

    STRUTHERS, Ohio (WKBN) — Sunday marked Pearl Harbor Day, a day set aside to remember the servicemen and women killed in the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Special observances were held around the Mahoning Valley in honor of the people who lost their lives. For veterans and their families, it’s important to honor the survivors of... Read More
  • December 04, 2014

    — by Lee Bowman
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Every year in America some 4,000 babies die suddenly and unexpectedly in their sleep before their first birthday. Another 25,000 are stillborn. Now, after trying for seven years, Congress has passed a bill on Wednesday, the “Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act”, endorsing ongoing federal efforts... Read More
  • December 04, 2014

    — by Stephen Koff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Both houses of Congress have finally passed a long-stalled measure to require better tracking of infant deaths across the nation. President Obama will almost certainly sign it, since he wanted such a bill back when he was in the Senate. The idea, as expressed repeatedly by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, is to have standardized... Read More
  • December 04, 2014

    — by Senator Sherrod Brown
    When I travel across Ohio, I hear from business owners who have successfully expanded their companies, created jobs, and sold their products in foreign markets. In 2013, Ohio exports totaled a record-breaking $50.8 billion. To quantify that, every $1 billion in exports supports nearly 5,000 domestic jobs. And in Ohio, more than one quarter of our... Read More
  • December 04, 2014

    — by Jack Torry
    The U.S. House today approved a bill co-sponsored by Sen. Sherrod Brown that is aimed to improve collecting of information on the deaths of babies nationwide. With the House action, the measure now goes to the White House for President Barack Obama’s signature. Brown’s measure is designed to both track and eventually reduce the 25,000... Read More
  • December 03, 2014

    — by Michael D. Pitman
    Million of Americans-including thousands in Southwest Ohio-will get a smaller tax refund check if Congress does not extend the expanded benefits to the earned income and child tax credits, said U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. Congressional leaders are in the midst of negotiating a tax extenders deal which will make permanent a tax extender deal... Read More
  • December 02, 2014

    — by Eric Garcia
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Too often, the U.S. seems to place a higher value on dialogue and engagement with China than on China’s accountability, Sen. Sherrod Brown said Tuesday. Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations, the Ohio Democrat, who serves as chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, said the U.S.... Read More
  • December 02, 2014

    Senator Brown discusses a new approach to U.S. policy toward China. To read the full article, click the link below. Read More